Bodyweight workouts have been around forever. They are the standard "go to" things we do when there is nothing else available. These staple exercises may be better than we thought at keeping us on track and adding strength, flexibility, and convenience to our routine. Next time you are out of town, you can feel confident that the old "stand by" exercises are doing your body some good.
The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere
Apr 25, 2017
Pair your regular workouts with this outdoor-friendly routine for superior strength, stability, and endurance.
The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance workout regimen. It prevents muscle imbalances, protects you from injury, and increases speed and stamina. And bodyweight workouts are a particularly effective way to train all three.
“A major benefit of bodyweight exercises lies in the simple fact that we can work them in before, after, or even throughout our outdoor adventures,” saysRose Wetzel
, a Clif Bar
obstacle course racer and outdoor exercise and nutrition coach. “That’s where we outdoor athletes prefer to work and play. And when it comes to reaping the benefits of strength training, it’s all about convenience,” she says. When things are convenient, you’ll stick to them. The more consistent you are with your routine, the more likely you are to see results.Read More